Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Jaws of Death by Paul Adam (Children's, 9 years +)

August 2011, Corgi
368 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: fugitive, evading corrupt police, help from locals, surveillance, escapist tricks, severe peril, prison, misleading news, some violence

Summary from Random House Children's Books
The second exciting title in the Max Cassidy action-adventure series.'Be careful, Max . . . They will try to destroy you, as they are trying to destroy me . . .'

His father is missing presumed dead and his mother is serving a twenty-year sentence for his murder, but teenage escapologist Max Cassidy is certain everybody is wrong -
about both things . . . And now, his quest to find the truth has become very dangerous . . .

Max learns that his dad was part of a secret global organisation, the Cedar Alliance. Desperate to find him alive, he seeks help from the other members of the group. But they are scattered across the world - and then they start disappearing one by one . . .
Escapology is dangerous but not nearly as dangerous as real life . . .

Nayuleska's thoughts

It felt like everywhere Max turned his enemies were one step ahead with endless resources to hand. However, they don't have a firm understanding of the skills and intellect needed to be an escape artist, which along with unexpected help aid Max in his quest for the truth. This fast paced read gets 10/10.

Find out more on Paul's website.

Suggested reading

Make sure you read book one, Escape from Shadow Island
 (I'm showing the newest cover)

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